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closed doors, the president told connecticut's governor that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. >> reporter: charlotte, daniel, olivia... >> reporter: the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been much worse. they say 20-year-old adam lanza had enough bullets to kill just about every child in the school if given enough time. >> high capacity magazine for the rifle, all right, and multiple magazines for the rifle and multiple magazines for both
guys >> thank you. >>> students are returning to class in newtown, connecticut today except those from sandy hook elementary. >> that campus will remain a crime scene indefinitely after friday's mass shooting. investigatessers are trying to determine why gunman adam lanza singled out the school, which he attended as a child. federallation say he fired guns at shoot -- federal agents say he fired guns at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning
that people nationwide, they are honoring the victims of the mass shooting in connecticut. locally, dozens gathered last night for a vigil in gilroy. organizers at south valley community church say it gave people a chance to get together and share their thoughts. >> having an environment a venue like this i think helps people kind of process it and then being able to give resources that kind of help people continue that journey. >> the names of all the newtown victims were read and a candle was lit for each of them. another vigil is planned at 6:00 tonight at amaral park in pleasanton. >>> well, this morning a more detailed picture is emerging of the gunman who killed more than two dozen people. acquaintances of adam lanza was smart but his mother who was also killed told friends he had a mental disability. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in our newsroom with more. >>> reporter: a man who babysat for the family when adam was 10 said nancy lanza told him to supervise her son at all times and never turn his back on him. lanza reportedly had no close friends in school. the gunman was taking c
connecticut governor dan malloy. we'll talk about what washington can or should do about guns with new york democrat chuck schumer. plus, a panel of experts and opinion makers. this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: well interesting gets worst with every new detail and we'll get into some of that, but here is the latest. authorities have released the names of the 28 victimes, including 20 first grade student, six adult women who worked at the school. the president will attend a memorial service later today. he will visit with the families. many of the early details about what happened were wrong. we are now getting a better handle on what did happen, but so far no one seems to know exactly what motivated the shooter, 20-year-old adam lanza. we're going to begin our coverage with the spokesman for want connecticut state police, lieutenant paul vance. lieutenant, thank you so much for finding time for us. you said something yesterday that you thought the search of the various crime scenes had been
, connecticut, with the latest on president obama's appearance. erica. >> reporter: behind closed doors, the president reportedly told the governor of connecticut that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia... >> reporter: the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies. and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been word. adam lanza had enough bullets to kill every child in the school. >> high capacity magazine for the rifle, all right, and multiple magazines for the
friday's heartbreaking violence in newtown, connecticut, we'll have the there's on continuing developments. we'll then turn to our cover story, which examines americans and faith. seems that for increasing numbers of us now, our permanent beliefs do not involve organized religion. >> reporter: this morning spiritual leaders around the country are faced with trying to explain the inexplicable. while some may seek solace in church, a growing number of americans are finding their faith elsewhere. >> it's less and and less important for people to think of themselves as methodist or baptist. >> reporter: how one of the most religious countrys in the world may be becoming a little less religious. ahead on "sunday morning." >> osgood: some kids byron pitts visited demonstrating amazing pluck, as you will see and hear. >> reporter: it may be an ancient instrument, with a heavenly sound. but in modern day atlanta, jarnl, the harp is about much much more. >> it is about opportunity. we don't expect everybody to become a professional harpist. it's about helping children to become all the
, connecticut, just a short ways away from the school where a gunman slaughtered 20 young children and adults yesterday morning before taking his own life. the firehouse behind us was a gathering place for terrified parents who rushed to the scene after learning of the attack. >> it was the second worst mass killing in u.s. history after the virginia tech shootings in 2007, but the depths of the what is sure to be many signs of a community coming together. we've learned that all of the dead have been identified of authorities with the help of pictures provided by grieving parents and family members. the bodies havy it to be removed from the school which remains a crime scene. >> and here in newtown, the is impossible to exaggerate and jeff glor has more on that. jeff good morning. >> reporter: rebecca, good morning to you. we may never know why the shooter did what he did, but people here are trying to understand, and they are struggling. >> all those families i'm so sorry. i am so sorry you have this to deal with. >> reporter: for the community of newtow
. >>> a moment of silence is planned this morning in connecticut to honor those who died in last week's mass shooting. cbs reporter marlie hall joins us now from newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like every day here in newtown is a new sense of normal. an endless series of funerals and every day since the tragedy has been a day of mourning but today the nation will stop and remember. >> reporter: at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark the one week point since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. [ bells ] >> reporter: then the church bells will ring signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked me last night, he said, has this rocked your faith in god? and i said, absolutely not. but it has done a few things
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. most of the schools in newtown, connecticut, reopen today. sandy hook elementary remains an active crime scene. the site of friday's deadly shootings will remain closed indefinitely. 26 people including 20 young children were killed there. authorities hope to soon interview two survivors of the massacre. funerals, more of them, are scheduled for today. james mattioli was 6. his family says he loved sports, was a numbers guy, and best friends with his older sister. jessica rekos, also 6, loved everything about horses. she read about them, drew them, wrote about them, for christmas she wanted cowgirl boots. we have more. >> reporter: good morning. it's a rainy and somber morning in newtown where families have begun to lay their dead to rest, and more funerals are scheduled for days to come. it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut, with one exception -- students of sandy hook elementary. kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots, and the room that he was in
morning, terrell. behind closed doors, the president reportedly told connecticut's governor that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they're innocent babies and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been much worse. police say adam lanza had enough bullets to kill just about every child in the school if given enough time. >> i could pass the magazine for multiple magazines for the rifle and handguns. >> reporter: adam lanza ducked into a room when the police were arriving
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are not alone. >> america mourns a national tragedy, as investigators at a connecticut community search for answers. >> the second deadliest school shooting in united states history. >> this not just heartbreaking. they're not just names. it's not a list. they're little kids. >> the heartbreaking good-byes begin today with the first funerals. >> the shooter has been positively identified as adam lanza. his death has been ruled a suicide. >> police are still investigating a motive for the massacre. >> i don't think anything is worse than what happened in this school. >> what happened there is a nightmare. >> to pick on 6 and 7-year-olds, it's beyond horrific. >> i had to break it to all the folks who were assembled at the firehouse that their children or their loved ones were not coming home. that's an exercise that i will live with for the most of my life. >> house speaker john boehner is now willing to consider a tax increase for those making more than $1 million a year. >> the nfl took a moment to reflect. teams and players paid tribute to those affected by the scho
, connecticut. the nation's most powerful and outspoken gun lobby broke its silence tuesday releasing a short statement. meanwhile funerals are being held and school resumes more most of the schools. marley hall is live this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. while the motive behind this tragic shooting remains unclear, one thing is for sure. emotions are still raw here in newtown, connecticut. five funerals are scheduled for today in this one small town, and people are still reeling. hundreds gathered for a memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary school principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did was an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday more were laid to rest. james mattioli loved sports and math. he was a numbers guy. jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotion for many parents and stud
of the connecticut school shootings. that story was published on sunday. it was accompanied by online maps showing where permit holders live. >>> the connecticut shooting sparked a different response in l.a. there the city started its gun buyback program much earlier than usual. john blackstone reports. >> they're hunting rivals. >> reporter: angela atkins came to the los angeles gun buyback two hunting rifles and thoughts of the children who died in newtown, connecticut. >> it was emotional, i cried, and i just felt like those were everybody's children. >> reporter: so you're getting rid of your only guns. >> getting rid of my only guns, yeah. i couldn't send them a sympathy card or anything, so i thought that's the best thing i can do. >> reporter: it was because of newtown that mayor villaraigosa moved up the annual gun buyback usually held on mother's day. the city offers gift certificates up to $200 depending on the kind of gun. the nra might say you're taking guns out of the good guys. >> well, the nra says a lot of things that doesn't pass the smell test for most of us. they said what we ne
. schedule your free package pickup today. >>> a connecticut lawyer is getting heavy criticism because he wants to sue the state over the newtown school shooting. he insists he wants safer schools, not money. >> hello, wi didn't do enough. this never should have happened. >>> this morning jack ford looks at the claims behind this controversial lawsuit. >>> and an fl coach makes it back to the sidelines just three months after learning he has cancer. chuck pagano talks about beating leukemia and leading the indianapolis colts to the playoffs on "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] jump-start your day with mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. home of the irresistible sausage burrito. ♪ ♪ and freshly brewed premium roast coffee you love. plus other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ crowd cheering ] [ man ] touchdown confirmed. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ mouse clicks ] it's time to
, family, f >>> three more funerals today for victims of the connecticut school shooting in ogden, utah they attended services for emily parker. he expressed no animosity toward the gunman. funerals also held in connecticut for 7-year-old josephine gay and 6-year-old an ma marquez green. some of hollywood's biggest celebrities are putting their faces and feelings into public service announcements to end gun violence. >> as a human being. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> no more lists of names. it's not too soon. >> it's too late. >> now is the time. >> before we all know someone who loved someone on that list. >> the demand a plan campaign came just hours after the nra news conference subjected arms guards in every american school. it's part of the larger national campaign of mayors against illegal guns. >>> there's the same sentiment behind a protest in san francisco today. gun control advocates held signs bearing the names of the young victims who died in the sandy hook school shooting. one by one, they laid down in justin herman plaza. the signs spelling out de
it was hurricane sandy, the need to spend on the home; whether it was the tragedy in connecticut, and took away the feel-good factor-- it was a confluence of events that led to a "should have been better" holiday season. >> reporter: a big part of the problem was in the densely populated northeast, where more than a fifth of country's retail sales take place. holiday spending priorities shifted after hurricane sandy as homeowners focused more on repairs than on gifts. also dragging down sales was uncertainty about the so-called fiscal cliff, tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next year. if lawmakers don't reach a deal to avoid it, consumers could see higher taxes eating into their paychecks. even online sales suffered. compared to past years of double-digit growth, this year, online holiday sales rose only about 8%, compared to nearly 16% last year. overall, holiday spending accounts for up to 30% of retailers' annual sales, so the disappointing season is a concern for an economy struggling to recover. >> consumers need to have more confidence. consumers need to feel that their jobs
. >>> it was one week ago this morning that gunman adam lanza shot his way into a connecticut elementary school and opened fire. connecticut's governor has declared today an official day of mourning. a moment of silence will be observed at the white house. but the national rifle association is speaking out. it's holding its first news conference since the massacre this morning. marlie hall is in newtown with more. marlie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. well, today marks the fifth day of mourning services in newtown and a full week since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, and today the country will stop to remember. at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark the one-week point since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. but then the church bells will ring again, signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: ca
. >>> now to newtown, connecticut, where more funerals will be held today for victims of friday's school massacre. elaine quijano is in newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie and norah. the search for comfort here means more funerals will take place today. it also means a slow return to things that once seemed routine. this simple act of going to school is no longer simple here. on the first day back after the shooting, it's become more of a ritual. mike morshuk planned to meet his 16-year-old daughter after class. >> i'll be waiting outside the car and hopefully a few friends will come over, give them a big hug and a kiss, you know. >> reporter: for students at sandy hook elementary classes won't resume until january. in an empty school being renovated nearby. their own building is still an active crime scene and may never be reopened. tuesday morning funerals were held for 6-year-old james mattioli who loved cuddling with his mom at the end of the day. and jessica rekos, who so loved horses. she had just asked santa for a new cowgirl hat. today there will be s
hall with the new call for action. >> my name is richard bloomenthal. >> reporter: connecticut senator bloomenthal and chris murphy met with a group called newtown united who came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons. but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure that only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday, each of the victims was remembered in his own special way. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade students. >> she gave her life for those kids. it breaks my heart. >> rep
, airports in connecticut and rhode island, on that list also. danielle nottingham, cbs news, reagan national airport, arlington, virginia. >> thank you. >>> and despite the hundreds of canceled flights, no delays at sfo right now. big delays however with caltrain today. some trains were behind more than an hour. caltrain blamed a signalling problem and switched to backup software. right now trains are back on time. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care tonight. a fever that kept mr. bush in the hospital over christmas has apparently gotten worse. doctors have him on a liquids- only diet. a bronchitis-like cough initially sent the former president, who is 88 years ole, to the hospital on november 23rd. >>> police are allowing families back into an upstate new york neighborhood where a gunman shot and killed two firefighters. police say william spengler started a fire that destroyed 7 homes in the town of webster christmas eve. then he shot at the first responders when they arrived. off duty police got there just seconds after firefighters. >> a round or something impacts
the nation. the task force is part of the reaction to the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. gun stores, though, are seeing a different kind of reaction since the massacre. record sales. gun enthusiasts are stocking up in anticipation of tighter gun laws. meanwhile more victims of the shooting were buried. marlie hall is in newtown this morning. marlie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. the issue of gun control has come into sharp focus and many lawmakers are taking aim. connecticut senator richard blumenthal and senator-elect chris murphy met with a group called newtown united. residents who came together to push a ban on assault rifles. they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce it. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we
continues our coverage in newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: boy scouts saluted the casket of fellow scout benjamin wheeler. er had been learning to play the piano and loved the beatles. scout pablo carmona wondered what many here did. >> i don't really know why he had to die, but it's very sad to see all this happen. >> reporter: jesse lewis' family described the first grader as d arless but admitted he slept in his mother's arms almost every night. his schoolmate catherine hubbard s s remembered for a smile as bright as her red hair. she'd recently been taking korseback riding lessons. six-year-old allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. .er artwork covered the family home. her make-believe art studio. the motorcades and funeral processions bring newtown to a standstill as the community honors the students and their teachers. at 52-year-old annie marie murphy's funeral, cardinal dolan praised her for make the ultimate sacrifice. 30-year-old lauren rosseau was also laid to rest. she had just been hired as a substitute teacher. minister pat kriss. >> my husband asked me last night, has t
shooter. >>> families in connecticut are trying to find solace on this christmas day. the town is still reeling from the shooting that killed 26 people at the sandy hook elementary more than a week ago. residents say it's important to still celebrate christmas. >> fortunately we have many, many kids that are still here. it's all about them and being with family. we take one hour at a time one minute at a time. >> police officers will get christmas day off to spend it with their families. officers from surrounding towns will cover the shifts. >>> 50,000 gathered to hear the pope's message today. >> dear brothers and sisters in rom experience throughout the world a happy christmas to you and your families. >> reporter: in his address he focused on the need to keep hope alive and just as he did on christmas eve he called for peace in palestine and israel and a end to the war in syria. >> i think that -- that's what he says and when he says it he is listened to by all the world leaders and also by the people on the ground. >> the pope's message was translated in to 65 languages. >>> th
association says the best way to prevent school shootings like the one in newtown, connecticut, is to put an armed police officer in every school. tara mergener's in washington with more. tara, good morning. >> good morning, duarte. the nra says guns and police will help stop the next killer already waiting in the wings. it's a controversial idea in the middle of an already emotional and heated debate now raging across the country. hundreds of protesters march aid cross the brooklyn bridge asking for new gun control laws and there was a demonstration outside a gun shop. >> to allow these guns for no other purpose than to murder and slaughter innocent people and children is insane. >> reporter: fear of gun control laws has made the sale of guns this christmas. >> two weeks ago you could have bought one gun for, you know, $1,400. now it's $2,500, $2,700. >> debate over gun control is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra, one of the most effective lobbying organizations in washington says, it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad will make them feel better, when
100,000 people and the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut was not included in that report. >>> on a much nicer note, we are going to see the sunshine today according to brian. >> well, that's the theory anyway. we're starting out -- we're starting out with mostly cloudy skies. there's so much moisture out there that, you know, it'll take a little bit today for it to clear. but after that we should glimpse the sun here and there. let's look at the doppler again really quickly just to set everything up. we had some showers move in over the bay area last night, didn't dump much, a couple 10ths inches of rain. in the south bay we see an echo or two and that's about it. so out the door this morning, we have clouds, a little bit of drizzle around the coast of the bay. inland just mostly cloudy skies. and toward midday the sun should come out. as you can see the sky lightening over there as the sun rises slowly in the east. and the concord airport is reporting 42 degrees out there at buchanan field, oakland at 46, san francisco 46 degrees and san jose has 43. so a little bit of
, connecticut. >> the question then becomes, you know, whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here. that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes. where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and drifts away. it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that that was the fertion worst day of my presidency, an it's not something i want to see repeated. >> in california for nearly 20 years a person convicted of breaking three law, no matter how minor would be sent to prison for life. no exceptions. john blackstone tonight reports on the young people who saw injustice in the three strikes law and set out to change it. >> reporter: at standford law school michael romano and his students don't just study justice, they go in search of it. seeking to free those who because of california's three strikes law are serving life sentences for minor crimes. >> his third strike was shoplifting a pair of gloves and a spool of wire from home depot. >> that is one of the inmates ashley nicole davis is helping and another client. >> was arrested, atte
interviewed nra's president david keene. >>> it is one week since the newtown, connecticut, school shooting which changed the gun control debate. short time ago americans paused to honor the 20 children and 6 women who were killed in that massacre. bell toll [ bell tolling ] church bells rang 26 times as newtown officials and residents stood with connecticut governor dan malloy. churches also rang their bells in washington and other cities. on thursday services were held for six of the people killed inside sandy hook elementary school. there was also a funeral in new hampshire for nancy lanza, the mother and first victim of gunman adam lanza. seth doane is in newtown where more funerals for the victims will be held this morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie and good morning to our viewers in the west. across the country, governors and mayors have called for a special day of mourning and a moment of silence to mark one week since this tragedy. >> it sucks. there's no reason for us to be here tonight. >> reporter: expressions of disbelief and grief echo
the street to see this elaborate display in the town of brooklyn connecticut. the man behind this display has been setting up shows since 2006. he said it's about getting kids in the christmas spirit >> it's about doing nice things for each other. >> good. he's spreading a little christmas love around the neighborhood. this year he's collecting donations for pause for purple hearts. it trains service dogs for vets. >> how do you sleep, though, you feel like you're in downtown new york. >> maybe you shut them off. >> crazy. >> i think we're in for a break on this christmas eve. >> yeah, guys. a much needed break after a stormy weekend. there's still another one out. there looks like that could move in on christmas day. you can see there on the satellite image, most of the storm system sliding eastward. a lot of snow in the sierra nevada. on the high-def doppler radar, you can see it move in along the coastline. i think this will be the end of it as the storm system will break down just a lit. as we go throughout the day, some parting clouds, some cool temperatures. should stay mostly dry. anot
? >> jeff, thank you very much. >>> ten days after the connecticut school shooting, the debate over gun control continues after the national rifle association took questions for the first time since newtown. america's largest gun rights group says we don't need new laws. chip reid is in washington with that story. chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. the national rifle association was silent in the days following the tragedy in newtown. now it's speaking out and reigniteing an explosive debate over gun control. the nra says it will not budge from its longtime opposition to gun control, insisting the only thing that will stop school shootings is armed guards. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that would keep people safe and the nra is going to try to do that. >> reporter: nra president david kean added that banning particular guns simply doesn't work. >> we had a so-called assault weapon
: as for december, the shooting at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, that took the lives of 20 children and six adults cast a cloud over what was supposed to be a most joyous season. and at year's end, all eyes are on washington and the fiscal cliff-hanger that remains mired in a political tug of war. and to move on to a new year. still to come, comedian, actor and musician jamie foxx. and we toast th quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ is engineered to amaze. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for tr
in connecticut. another memorial service was held in utah. officials say newtown, connecticut, is being inundated with gifts from around the world. in fact, they say the donations, including some 60,000 teddy bears-- are simply too much for the town to handle, they're suggesting gifts for organization serving needy children elsewhere. hawaiians are paying their last respects to senator daniel inouye in honolulu. funeral services will be held later today. the president and first lady michelle obama, now vacationing in hawaii are expected to attend. in japt, the ruling muslim brotherhood government says a proposed islamist-backed constitution has been approved by voters. in new delhi, police used water cannons for a second day to break up protests over the gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old woman on a bus last weekend. the protesters are demanding the death penalty for all six suspects arrested by police. shopper track, which monitors store sales nationwide, is cutting its holiday buying forecast after first projecting sales would rise 3.3% from last year, it now says sales will be up but about
in colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee. it's intended to make u.s. schools more competitive on a global level. >>> cbs moneywatch now. delta considers a stake in virgin airlines and ashley morrison has more. >> reporter: good morning. asian markets were mostly higher on improved manufacturing data from china. tokyo's nikkei edged up a fraction to a seven month closing high while the hang seng lost more than 1%. on wall street concerns over the fiscal cliff appear to have been out weighed to the strong start. the dow was up 15 points finishing above 13,000 while the nasdaq added 43 points. so far there's been no resolution of the strike by clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters it's seventh day today, slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. clerical workers said management has been outsourcing their work. delta airlines is looking to buy 49% stake in virgin airlines owned by singapore airlines. 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is th
. ears ill williams could have faced 15 years in prison. hisas driving 32 people from a connecticut casino to new york's chinatown when his bus hit a guardrail, toppled, and was torn open by a signpost. williams claimed he'd been cut off by a tractor-trailer. investigators found no evidence of that. but they discovered williams averaged three hours of sleep in the days before the crash. they cited driver fatigue as the probable cause. florence wong's father don lee was killed in the crash. >> he had 15 lives that was under under his control and they're not here. he has to live with that with conscinscience. >> reporter: prosecutors called 55 witnesses but could not produce direct evidence that lack of sleep impaired williams' driving. iredr goelz is former director of the national transportation arfety board. >> i think a guilty verdict would have sent a very strong eporage to these operators. disceporter: regulators shut dwn 26 discount bus companies for safety and driver violations last spring. >> it's a particular problem in the bus industry because oftentimes consumers have no w
, and connecticut say they need an additional $20 billion in ngderal aid for rebuilding that will take months longer. john bently, cbs news, hauppauge, new york. >> dubois: and coming up on tonight's cbs evening news, how are you going to keep doctors down on the farm? a new idea next. wnderarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. tell your doctor about all medical conditions and medications. do not use if you have prostate or breast cancer. serious side effects could include increased risk of prostate cancer; worsening prostate symptoms; decreased sperm count; ankle, feet, or body swelling; enlarged or painful breasts; problems breathing while sleeping; and blood clots in the legs. common side effects include skin redness or irritation where ap
this month at that elementary school in newtown, connecticut. he then committed suicide. the north carolina times said the state medical examiner did not reveal who claimed his body. lanza reportedly lived with his mother, who was killed just before the school shooting erupted. >>> nine people are dead after a tour bus plunged down an embankment in eastern oregon. state police say the bus crashed through a guardrail off interstate 84 near pendleton yesterday morning before it plummeted 100 feet. the freeway was covered with snow and ice at the time. more than 2 dozen were treated for injuries. they were on the way back for las vegas heading home to vancouver. >>> a psychiatric evaluation is ordered for the woman accused of pushing a man to his death at a new york subway station. erica menendez laughed hysterically during her weekend arraignment as she was charged with murder as a hate crime. prosecutors say menendez pushed a man on the tracks because she blamed muslims, hindus and egyptians for the 9/11 attacks. friends say the victim was hindu. >>> the crash of a commercial jetliner in rub
's a subdued christmas day in newtown, connecticut. it's been less than two weeks since a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six adults at sandy hook elementary school. yesterday a bus carrying hundreds of homemade cards collected from around the state arrived in town. organizers said they want the victims' families to know they are not alone. >>> christmas celebrations are underway around the world this morning. here in new york, thousands packed st. patrick's cathedral for a midnight mass. >>> overseas, a similar scene in bethlehem where the faithful gathered in the town where tradition says jesus was born. manger square was packed with lights and decorations. at the vatican, pope benedict delivers his annual christmas day message. earlier he presided over a mass at st. peter's basilica, prayed for peace in the middle east, and talked about the need for god in a technology-driven world. we have this report. ♪ >> reporter: thousands of faithful packed st. peter's basilica as pope benedict celebrated christmas eve mass. a children's choir sang the traditional hymns, and bells to
during the beginning of his second term. he recalled the deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> the question then becomes, you know, whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and then it drifts away. it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that -- you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. >> 20 first graders and six staff members were killed at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. the president said he was skeptical about an nra proposal to put an armed guard in every school. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital this morning, but mr. bush was moved back to a regular room on saturday, out of the intensive care unit. he'd spent a week there being treated for a persistent fever. a spokesman says he continues to improve. >>> federal officials are investigating a tour bus crash in eastern oregon that killed at least nine people. the bus driver apparently lost control on an i
, following the school shooting in newtown, connecticut two weeks ago. in virginia this weekend, gun show organizers expected the turnout to double over the november show. virginia state police say gun dealers are requesting a record number of background checks, representing twice as many gun sales over last year. in colorado, it took the bureau of investigation 23 minutes to do a background check in november. now it's seven days. encouraging news tonight about president george h. w. bush. doctors at a issues ston hospital say he's improved, so he's been moved out of intensive care. mr. bush who is 88 has been battling a feefer and bronchitis-related cough for more than a month. in maine, self same sex couples celebrated weddings very early this morning and we're told that 15 couples married at the clerk's office in portland. it became legal to do so at one minute past midnight. the result of the election day vote approving same sex marriage. next on tonight's cbs evening news, veterans return from war to fight new battles at home.cec breathe, so i can't sleep. and the next day i pay for
to connecticut. the week ahead will be mostly cool but mostly free of rain or snow. next. >> you're publishing as you're watching. >> osgood: do it yourself. watching. >> osgood: do it yourself. and later,,,,,,,, >> osgood: even john lennon, the famous beatle needed a publisher for his first book "in his own right" back in 1964. today authors nobody ever heard had can publish their own work all by themselves in their own right, as it were. our cover story is reported now by rit a braver. >> reporter: what were you living in when you wrote the first book. >> we had 700 square feet that was... that was finished. >> reporter: richard paul evans went from that salt lake city house to this one, all because of a little tale he wrote for his daughters. you didn't think, okay, i want to sell this and people are going to buy this and everyone will fall in love with this book. >> the idea of being a novelist is really romantic but it's kind of the same as being a president of the united states. it's like it's not going to happen. >> reporter: but it did happen for rick evans. you may remember the christ
, connecticut, turns out sikorsky helicopters for the military but it's also producing scholars. workers taking advantage of an unusual job benefit. >> we pay all tuition. we pay books. >> reporter: that's right. united technologyies will help any employee get a college degree for free. >> as you tour the floor, the kinds of jobs we have training becomes very critical and skill is very relevant. >> reporter: to turbo charge that skill set, the ceo, louis chenevert says they have earned 30,000 degrees over 15 years. >> we have invested a billion dollars in our employees. we just celebrated this big milestone. >> reporter: how much did united technologies pay for your education? >> i don't know. >> you don't even know? >> i don't know. i don't know. >> because you never saw a bill for it? >> exactly. >> reporter: business development manager yelitza forte is part of the first generation of her family to go to college. she got her mba without paying a dime. >> my parents could not believe it. you have to find friends. >> reporter: at the nearby plant also owned b
and the need to spend on the home whether it was the tragedy in connecticut and took away the feel-good factor it was a confluence of events that led to a should have been better holiday season. >> reporter: in the densely populated northeast, where more than a fifth of the country's retail sales take place, homeowners hit hard by hurricane sandy spent more money on repairs than on holiday gifts. also dragging down sales was uncertainty about the fiscal cliff, tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect next year. if lawmakers don't reach a deal to avoid it consumers could see higher taxes eating into their paychecks. even online sales suffered compared to past years of double-digit growth this year online holiday sales rose only about 8% compared to nearly 16% last year. lack of consumer confidence means this shopping season could be the weakest since the recession in 2008 when sales actually shrank. >> consumers need to have more confidence. right now it's more of an uncertain way for the first half of 2013 so i think everyone has thought going into the y
; but the mass shooting in connecticut has changed that in a big way. >> reporter: hundreds of protesters marched across the brooke lidge bridge asking for new gun control legal cause. as there were demonstrations outside of a gun shop in a washington, d.c. to burr,. >> to allow these kinds of guns that have no other purpose than to murder, slaughter innocent people and children is just insane. >> reporter: fear of new gun control legal cause has made the weapons one of the hotst- selling items this christmas. >> two weeks ago you could have bought one gun for, you know, $1400. now out's 25, 27. >> reporter: the debate about gun control legal cause is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra, one of the most effective lobbying organizations in washington said it will fight any new restrictions. >> every mom and dad what will make them feel better, when they drop their kid off in january, is if we have a police officer in that school. >> reporter: the reaction to that plan was mixed among the parents we spoke with >> i think any efforts to protect our children is worth it. >> we do
at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut. he then committed suicide. the "new york times" says the state medical examiner did not reveal who claimed lanza's body. lanza reportedly lived with his mother, who was killed by him just before the school shooting >>> nine people are dead and more than two dozen others are injured after a tour bus plunged down an em bankment in eastern oregon. state police say the bus crashed through a guardrail on i-84 near pendleton yesterday morning before it fell 100 feet. that stretch of the freeway was covered with snow and ice at the time. >>> 5:19 now. police think the driver that crashed into a concord funeral home was involved in a street race over the weekends. a 16-year-old was behind the wheel of this 1974 chevy nova. police say the teen was going well over the 40-mile-an-hour speed limit. apparently racing another 16- year-old. the service had just begun when the car crashed into the ouimet brothers funeral chapel. >> five seconds after we entered the side room we saw the car come through the front of the building. there was nobody there. i am ver
in a crime anyway. >>> meanwhile the connecticut town that was the site of that recent mass shooting is asking people to stop sending gifts for the time being. officials in newtown say they have more items than they can handle including flowers, teddy bears and a lot of signs there. they say they have warehouses full of gifts that they need to process now. united way fund to help the town now has reached $3.5 million. a lot of givers out there. >>> it is 5:50 now. preventing bullying. the simple act that you can teach your kids. >> plus her christmas wish came true. how police nabbed the grinch who stole this puppy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> bundle up. it is cold outside. we have temperatures in the 40s now. 42 in santa rosa and 41 in livermore. 41 in concord. we have a nice dry day setting up all across the bay area. and this is what it looks like on the roads. golden gate, bay bridge and san mateo bridge all moving at the limit. we are hearing about closures on the great highway. we'll tell you more about that coming up. >>> kindness may be the key to prevent bullying. a new study of 9
so? >> i think it was a lot of things. the uncertainty, the tragedy in connecticut, hurricane sandy and everyone replenishing their home item. where was the good news. >> i have a hard time with somebody deciding between a toy or something else a grandmother says, oh, well it's the fiscal cliff. how much does that play into consumer spending? >> what we saw is walmart's ceo come into it. it certainly wasn't the whole reason but it was certainly part of it. >> did it wind up that internet sales were as big? it was off to great start. >> it was off to a good start and it continued throughout. we estimate it was still up double digits but this week it's up. in the month of january, 70% of the gift cards are redeem and that's when they're counted as sales. so there's more to go. >> seth brought up a really interesting point though. that is as a country we still have near 8% unemployment and among those many have been out of work for more than 6six months. that has to be a factor to some degree. >> it is but everybody participated in christmas, even if they're on
. they are colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee. it's unclear whether school days will be will be added to the calendar. educators say the goal is to make u.s. students more competitive. w > "the new york times" follows an on the homeless man in this photo we showed you last week. himhows a police officer giving him a pair >>> all right, nora, finally catching a break if the stormy weather. from you heading out the door, it's a little chilly in spots. but still, we've lot of sunshine coming our way. and well, couple of clouds outside as we look live out there toward the pleasanton area. we are going to see a lot of sunshine this afternoon. the temperatures expected to be in the mid-60s in the warmest spots in toward san jose. about 64 in livermore and 64 in san francisco. breezy at the coast but should remain dry. next couple of days the rain returns tomorrow late in the day tomorrow. >>> t onal weather report sponsored by bp. >>> could there actually be life on mars? a big announcement expected later today from nasa has caused quite a stir. >> it's one for the his
and connecticut were the hardest hit. they're also home to some of the biggest names in music. >> i was here during the storm. it was scary. >> to witness my city and the tri-state area really going through something where nobody could control it. >> this was just complete and entire buildings washed away into the sea. >> reporter: 121212, the concert for sandy relief at madison square garden is being called one of the biggest music events of all time. >> we called bruce springsteen and paul mccartney and they said yes immediately. >> reporter: the last time producers managed to bring this many big names together, it was after 9/11. ♪ i've seen the lights go out on broadway ♪ >> reporter: 121212 has already raise third degree $2 million in sponsorship before a single note has been played. >> rolling stone, who, kanye west alicia keys eric clapton, and other surprise guests. it's the greatest concert of all time. >> reporter: 121212 will be broadcast to an estimated 200 million homes in 190 countries worldwide via tv and radio streaming. >> i don't think there's e
funerals are scheduled today for school shooting victims in newtown, connecticut. hundreds of boy scouts are expected to attend the service for 6-year-old cub scout benjamin wheeler. the first responders are still trying to deal with what they saw. seth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie. some of the first responders were members of the all volunteer ambulance corps. they trained for a mass casualty event but certainly never expected to see them in their hometown. >> i've seen dead children before. i've never seen them with this type of trauma before. >> reporter: ken luhrman has been a volunteer emt for 15 years. at first, he treated a wounded adult. >> while we're there, somebody brought in a child, and then i realized that this is going to be dreadful for our community. >> reporter: marty folen, a retired corrections officer, helped transport a child who has been shot to the hospital. >> i didn't realize initially the extent of the tragedy. >> reporter: even though you're right there, you're a first responder, you're not able to see how bi
and connecticut. that storm devastated coastal communities in the northeast. governors of those three states estimate that combined damage from the sandy topped $80 billion. >> secretary of state hillary clinton will testify before congress about september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. four americans including u.s. ambassador christopher stevens were killed. the attack raised questions about the security of the consulate and clinton's testimony will coincide next week with the release of a report by an independent panel. >>> the winner of the other half $587 million powerball jackpot is a man from a wealthy phoenix suburb. he wants to remain anonymous and wants his money now. the jackpot was the second largest in the nation's history. the winner bought $10 in tickets. he and his wife will take the cash option. because of the uncertain tax situation posed by the impasse of the fiscal cliff. >> good call. clarendon, pennsylvania has a throat cheer about. it's powerhouse high school football team was featured on the cbs evening news on thursday
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